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Llanfairfechan Paddling Pool

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Location:  Llanfairfechan Paddling Pool, West Shore Road, Llanfairfechan LL33 0DA.


Located next to a large lake, children's park and a MUGA (multi-use games area), this is a traditional rectangular pool that measures 17m x 6m and has a maximum depth of 0.6m.

With excellent views towards Bangor and Anglesey, the paddling pool is an ideal spot for a lazy and relaxing day. Seating is available with picnic tables and parents have the added reassurance of the site being securely surrounded by perimeter fencing.

Café's and public transport are only a short walking distance away where you will also find various coffee shops within the town.

Due to daily maintenance work, the paddling pool will be open from 10am to 7pm.

For general paddling pool enquiries/comments, please email or call 0300 4569 525.

Children's paddling pool rules

  • This facility is not officially supervised
  • Young children must be supervised by an adult
  • No running in pool or surrounding areas
  • No diving
  • No food or drink in the pool water
  • No glass on the pool surround
  • Do not leave litter
  • Strictly no dogs allowed within the area
  • Please wear appropriate swimming pool/beach shoes

Frequently asked questions

How big are Conwy's paddling pools?

Size of paddling pools
Paddling pool  Pool dimensionsVolume of water
Craig y Don 116m x 21m x 0.66m   1608 cubic metres / 12,060 gallons                       
Llanfairfechan 17m x 6m x 0.8m 82 cubic metres / 615 gallons
Penmaenmawr 11m x 8m x 0.33m 29 cubic metres / 217 gallons
Rhos on Sea 17m x 8m x 0.5m 68 cubic metres / 510 gallons

How often do staff visit the paddling pools?

A member of the team visits all the paddling pools every day.

How are the pools kept clean?

The daily tasks include:

  • backwashing - this is when we reverse the flow of water to flush out any contaminants from the filter
  • making sure the water levels are at the correct height
  • checking and topping up the chemical sanitiser levels
  • cleaning the pool and surrounding areas

How is the water tested and how often?

Chlorine and pH readings are taken twice a day.  Microbiological testing is done on a monthly basis by an independent company.

Why do the paddling pools open at 10am?

This gives our team time to carry out the daily tasks.

Are the pools drained and refilled during the summer season?

The pools at Craig y Don, Penmaenmawr and Rhos on Sea rarely need to be emptied and refilled during the season.  Llanfairfechan is emptied and refilled more regularly because there is limited circulation.

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